Executive Mansion, March 17, 1898.
To the Senate of the United States :
I nominate Theron E. Sedgwick to be postmaster at York, in the county of York and State of Nebraska, in the place of Robert J. Coles, whose commission expires April 11, 1898.
Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America, Fifty-Fifth Congress, from March 15, 1897, to March 3, 1899. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1909 (Part I, p. 655 et al).
The Senate confirmed President McKinley's appointment and Theron E. Sedgwick served as postmaster at York from 1898 until 1907. He'd had quite a varied resume already, including law practice, several public service positions, and newspaper publisher and editor. He was also the supervising editor of the two-volume York County, Nebraska and Its People, Together with a Condensed History of the State.
Theron was a son of Parker Sedgwick and his second wife, Hepsibah Goodwin. He is not to be confused with his uncle, also Theron E. Sedgwick, who was a son of Elijah Sedgwick and Tryphena Parker, my fourth great-grandparents. You can read a little more about Theron and his brother, Samuel Hopkins, Sedgwick at Andreas' History of the State of Nebraska. (When you click on this link, just scroll down a bit from the red print. The Sedgwicks are the first two entries.)
The portrait above, like yesterday's portrait of Samuel H. Sedgwick, appeared in Watkins' History of Nebraska. To read the biographical material which was included in that book, click on the images below to enlarge them:
Theron Emmons Sedgwick
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